1975 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Matte Black Dial

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and most beloved Rolex watches ever made, even though the Datejust was launched in 1945 it has remained a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of refined quality and functional design. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a tee-shirt. The Datejust would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection. 

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The matte black "pie-pan" dial is an absolute favorite amongst collectors when discussing the Rolex Datejust, though it can be exceptionally elusive. Often talked about and rarely seen this matte black dial Rolex ref. 1601 Datejust is an exceptional example, ready and suited for any occasion. 


Stock # RLXDJ1601-75/2
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 38XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Matte Black
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 62510H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 555 End Pieces


The strong case has been lightly polished in the past and is in excellent condition, displaying thick and symmetrical lugs that show light signs of honest use. The white gold fluted bezel is also in excellent condition, with minimal signs of use present. The Rolex 62510H Jubilee bracelet is believed to be original to the watch and retains 20 links that show moderate stretch from use. 


The seldom seen and beautiful matte black dial is in strong original condition showing only minimal signs of age. The tritium lume have taken on a subtle ivory patina, when inspected under U.V. light all the lume plots are present though there is light degradation throughout. The original tritium hands have aged to a darker patina and exhibit no degradation. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty of accurate timekeeping.